In search of a gemstone! Gem hunting for Rhodonite.

In search of a gemstone! Gem hunting for Rhodonite.

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Gem hunting for Rhodonite in the Ashnola river valley. Dayna and I were in search of a gemstone on my new Rhodonite claim. Rhodonite sometime forms gem crystals, but most often around here forms masses which are often used for making lapidary cabs, cabochons, carvings, spheres and eggs. Rock hunting for rhodonite is common in the Keromeos area. Rock hunters often get rhodonite from the talus slopes all around the Keromeos area. We did not find much in the way of rhodonite, however we did find a good soapstone seam and upon further research rhodonite often forms with talc (soapstone), Prospecting for gemstones is always exciting but as shown here finding gemstones is not always successful Rock hunting and gem hunting are just another form of prospecting. I will go back to the quarry or seam that we found and had obviously been worked and take a bunch of material and hopefully we will hit some better specimens of rhodonite.

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